Snoop Lion – No Guns Allowed ft. Drake & Cori B. [Video]
Long Beach, CA – Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) has released the video for his new reggae-tinged single, “No Guns Allowed.” While Drake and Snoop’s daughter Cori B appear on the song, a clip of President Barack Obama helps sell the anti-gun message.
Directed by Jessy Terrero, the video captures a poignant message of non-violence in the wake of several national tragedies. “No Guns Allowed” is the new single from Snoop Lion’s forthcoming reggae and dancehall influenced album, REINCARNATED, available on April 23, 2013. The album is executive produced by Diplo and the Major Lazer production team and will be released in conjunction with Berhane Sound System, Mad Decent, VICE Music, and RCA Records.
Snoop Lion reloads with Drake & Obama for No Guns
The song dropped in March as legislators in Washington, DC were taking aim at gun reform. Snoop fired off the video on Tuesday (April 2), as a bipartisan legislative task force in Connecticut has come to an agreement on the state’s gun laws.
The new legislation proposes to outlaw armor-piercing bullets; ban 100 more guns from the state; and require background checks for all gun sales.
While Snoop Lion has turned the corner on the gun debate, Snoop Dogg has a long history with songs that promote gun violence. As Radio.com previously reported, in 1992, he broke through with a verse on Dr. Dre‘s “Deep Cover” single (from the soundtrack to the film of the same name) in which he raps about murdering an undercover cop. In 1996, he was acquitted of murder after being involved in a shooting of a man with whom he had a conflict. [More]